Introduction, Basic Concepts

Part of the Advances in System Analysis book series (ADSYAN)


Ideas about and hypotheses concerning our environment are formulated as “models”. These models should express the essentials of the environment in a simplified and easyto-understand manner. Models are images of reality or of our understanding of reality. Every scientific perception bears this model character. Scientific research is composed of two complementary areas: The generation of hypotheses and their validation. In 1934, K.L. Popper stated in his monograph “Logik Der Forschung” (see [316]):

“Die Tätigkeit des wissenschaftlichen Forschers besteht darin, Sätze oder Systeme von Sätzen aufzustellen and systematisch zu überprüfen; in den empirischen Wissenschaften sind es insbesondere die Hypothesen, Theoriesysteme, die aufgestellt and an der Erfahrung, durch Beobachtung and Experiment überprüft werden.”


Discriminant Function Obstructive Jaundice Exploratory Data Analysis Canonical Analysis Exploratory Statistic 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NeussGermany

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